Monday, October 13, 2014

Finally, Ubuntu 4.10 on Parallels Desktop

Express installs make Parallels Tool installed by default.

It created some problem
Problem warning at first boot
No desktop at all, just plain background, no top bar nor side unity menu

It can be solved with this

enter commandline mode using fn-ctrl-option-f1
enter username and password
type commad below
$ cd /etc/X11
$ ls (there should be file named xorg.conf.XXXXXXXX )
$ sudo mv xorg.conf.XXXXXXXX /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/xorg.conf
$ export DISPLAY=:0
$ gsettings reset org.compiz.core:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/core/ active-plugins

now reboot using $ sudo init 6

yup, the top bar is there, also side Unity bar, but

the desktop is blank, if apps launched it’ll covered with that black veil, the apps is there but there is no way we can look or access it.

go to commandline mode again using ctrl-option-fn-f1
enter username and password
on menu, "choose reinstall parallel tools”
type this command
$ cd /media/nugroho/Parallels\ Tools/
$ sudo ./install
on choice whether we want to reinstall or remove, choose remove
after it done reboot using $ sudo init 6
after login, go back to commandline mode
$ cd /media/nugroho/Parallels\ Tools/
$ sudo ./install
this time choose install (it does autmatically anyway, :) )
after done choose reboot

The desktop is normal again, as normal a particular 14.10 as to be :)

The fact is, I write this post using firefox on Ubuntu 14.10, pasting it from note on my Macbook Air running OS X Mavericks.

The image too, using shared files between host and guess